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Developing Windows Applications in Arc
1 point by jsgrahamus 2992 days ago | 4 comments
Does anyone have any experience in producing Windows executables in Arc and would be willing to share such experience?


4 points by aw 2990 days ago | link

If you don't get an answer here, you might try asking in an MzScheme forum or mailing list.

From MzScheme's perspective, Arc is just a big MzScheme program that it's running, and your Arc program is just data that's being fed to the program. So your question is really, "can MzScheme produce Windows executables?"

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1 point by aw 2989 days ago | link

Though "developing a Windows application in Arc" and "producing a Windows executable" are also two different things: you could create a Windows installer for your users that puts your application files down inside of your application directory inside of Program Files, including a copy of MzScheme and your Arc program, and adding shortcuts from the Start menu and Desktop etc to launch MzScheme with your Arc program. That's a different task than creating one monolithic executable that contains everything.

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1 point by soapdog 2990 days ago | link

Moving this question further. Has anyone here been able to deploy Arc based solutions to platforms such as MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

I am a new ARC user, so, as much as I am really enjoying ARC, I would like to know more about how to ship products. I am building a little server to be deployed on intranets but I wonder if there is an easy way to do that besides the obvious: "hey install mzscheme, then arc, then run this script". Can we use mzscheme to build standalone executables that run ARC stuff?

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2 points by fallintothis 2990 days ago | link

There's the discussion at http://arclanguage.org/item?id=10157, though I don't know how much has changed since then.

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